I am a girl that LOVES to travel but of course logistics often keep me at home. I want to show my girls everything around the world and one way I can do that is through a good book. Until the day comes I can take them to see our National Parks in person I like to have them read up on these amazing places. National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber is a fantastic read for children that is FULL of information on several National Parks.
Discover the beauty and diversity of America’s great outdoors in this tour of its most iconic national parks. Explore Florida’s river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature’s greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places—and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Kate Siber is a freelance journalist and a correspondent for Outside magazine living in Durango, Colorado. She has visited about 30 national parks and covers the world’s wild and remote places as well as environmental and social issues. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, National Parks, Preservation, Men’s Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications.
This oversized book reminds me of those from my youth with an older style of illustrations but ones I quite enjoy! All the illustrations are true works of art and fill every page! I highly suggest this book for children as the PERFECT introduction to our National Parks. I live in Florida so of course we have spent most our time on the Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas pages because those are places we hope to visit within the next year. After reading those pages over and over again my girls are beyond excited to visit these parks that are in our “backyard.” We didn’t stop there as we have read the rest of the book through as well. The information on the local plant life was extra nice because those were things even I did not know. My girls are now eager to learn more about these fascinating places which is why I think this is a great introduction to the national parks for children in grades 1-4. National Parks of the USA is a fabulous book for reading or even thumbing through because there is so much to enjoy on every page!